Warwickshire Women and the Fight for the Vote

at Market Hall Museum

What role did Warwickshire women play in the fight to gain the vote at the beginning of the 20th century?

Dr Sarah Richardson of Warwick University will uncover some of the fascinating characters and their stories, as women struggled against the political establishment to win the argument for female enfranchisement. The women used a wide range of tactics such as boycotting the 1911 census; challenging voter registration; holding bazaars and garden parties; and more militant methods such as mass rallies; stone throwing; and defacing works of art.

Although the women’s suffrage movement is often focussed on London and on major figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison, this talk will demonstrate that it involved ordinary men and women right across the country.

Tickets cost £7.50.

Please book and pay in advance online.

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